Posts tagged April 2017
How to Make Friends in your 40s

Humans crave connection.  

Some people crave lots of connection and others want lots of solitude (but, they still need interaction with others).

When you’re young, you have access to others your age via school and make tons of friends.

As adults, it gets harder.

Yes, you’re surrounded by adults in every phase of your life - work, activities, the gym, etc.  but life gets in the way.  Everyone is busy, and friendships drop lower on the list of priorities.

In many cases, friendships weaken and drift away.  Or, maybe you’ve moved to a new city where you don’t know anyone.

I’ve talked to so many women in their 30s and 40s that crave female friendships.  

But, how do you make new friends when you’re busy and don’t have much free time?

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Spring Clean Your Mind & Heart {21 Journal Prompts}

Journaling is a powerful tool in your self-care arsenal.  It is in fact, my favorite tool!

There is nothing that brings me more inner peace than curling up on my couch or under my covers in my bed, pulling out my journal, and releasing all the thoughts that are scrambling around in my head.

In the first few minutes of writing, I unload all the chatter that’s taking up space.  Once that’s gone, I start to dive a little deeper on anything that’s currently bothering me, and that’s when the magic happens.

As my pen flows, my heart unlocks, and I start to figure things out and see them from a new perspective.

It’s the cheapest form of therapy I know!

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Aiming so High is Keeping you from Success

You’re a high achiever.

You’ve accomplished a lot in your life, and you’re damn proud of it.  You set goals and make them happen - well, usually.

As a go-getter, in spite of all the goals you have accomplished over the years, I bet you’ve had your fair share that you failed to achieve because you aimed too high.

Am I right?

Sometimes when you aim too high, you keep yourself from being successful.  

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Listen Up! Your Inner Bully is Trying to Tell You Something

Your Inner Bully talks to you every single day.

No matter how advanced you are on your personal growth journey, your Inner Bully is still there and still chattering away.

In fact, it’s likely that you have several Inner Bullies and sometimes they get together and throw a loud party to make sure you hear them.

In case you’ve forgotten, your Inner Bully comes out the strongest and loudest when you’re about to do something BIG.

I like to use the presence of my Inner Bully as a motivator - when it shows up, it’s time to face my fear and make something epic happen.

But, before I dismiss my Inner Bully, I like to try to figure out what exactly it’s trying to tell me so I can work a little more on myself.

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Self-Love is More than Just a Day at the Spa

Most people are missing the point on self-love.  They see it as taking the time to pamper or indulge ourselves, but that’s not it.  

Pampering or indulging yourself is something you do now and then.  

Loving yourself isn’t something you occasionally do, it’s an ongoing, daily practice.  While it does involve how you treat yourself, the key to self-love is how you feel about yourself (with or without pampering).

While some think it’s selfish or narcissistic to love yourself (it’s not!), it’s as vital to your well being as daily movement and eating healthy.  

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"Having it All" is Possible {but it's not what you think!}

You’re a high achieving successful woman and just like everyone else, you want to ‘have it all’.

You’re chasing the perfect utopia where you have a thriving career, loving family, perfect body, and time for yourself.

Yet, you’re burned out, exhausted, and feeling like you have anything but it ‘all’.

Some say it’s not possible for the modern woman to ‘have it all’.  You have to choose between a thriving career and being super involved in your family.

I don’t agree with this.

I think it’s entirely possible to ‘have it all’, but the key is to redefine what that means.

You have to get real with yourself and drop the expectations of everyone else around you.  The ‘having it all’ that you’re chasing may not even be what you truly want!

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